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Connecticut lawmakers want to make sure it's clear that federal funds can't be used to arm teachers.
WASHINGTON - The Senate sent the Trump administration a message of disapproval for a war that has killed thousands of civilians, and engulfed Yemen in famine.
Rep. John Larson's bill would boost Social Security benefits, and provide more generous cost-of-living increases.
The decision to boost submarine production, mentioned in a White House budget summary, was welcomed by supporters of the Virginia-class program, but somewhat of a surprise.
WASHINGTON -- All Democrats voted for resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other type of bigotry in response to colleagues comments.
I strongly support the efforts of State Reps. Michelle Cook from Torrington and Gary Turco from Newington in co-sponsoring legislation to increase access to dental insurance for young adults 19 - 26. Their proposed bill (House Bill 5627) would allow families to keep their children or dependents on their dental insurance through the age of 26, which would be similar to current law that allows children to remain on their parents' medical plan until that same age.
Recently several columns in the CT Mirror show how divided individuals are regarding the consolidation plan to merge the state’s community colleges into one entity. This proposal appears to be the opening salvo in a war designed to dismantle the community college system as we know it.
As a clinical social worker turned independent educational consultant focused on four-year academic planning and the college application process, I have seen how changing times have affected students and parents alike, catapulting their anxiety levels to ultimate proportions. We have lost sight of what higher education truly means, the value of it and access to it. ... So, as disappointing as it is, I am not shocked that some individuals have circumvented the college admissions process.
It seems that along with their duty to make referrals to Child Services to insure a child’s safety, school districts, in a misuse of power, are weaponizing threats of referrals in order to force parents to agree to programs and placements that they don’t feel are in the best interest of their children. This practice was the topic of an investigative report released by Hechinger & HuffPost and an article in Foundation for Economics and Education. Both led me to reflect on an incident in our town, approximately two years ago, while I was serving as an advocate for a parent and child.